Corporate responsibility & sustainability

Company policy

In its company policy, Oiltanking Deutschland commits to a responsible approach to occupational health and safety, facilities safety, and the environment, as well as to the sustainable, efficient, and safe operation of its facilities. 

It is a declared corporate objective to prevent all accidents, injuries and occupational health hazards and to protect the environment. To achieve this, Oiltanking Deutschland undertakes to:

Promote Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) and manage it in the same way as any other business-critical activity.

Comply with all applicable laws, and regulations, and apply appropriate standards where legislation does not exist.

Have a sound HSSE Management System, in which competencies, responsibilities, and communication channels are clearly defined.

Provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and contractors, with adequate facilities and appropriate protective equipment.

Identify and analyze potential hazards and safety gaps in order to limit and control risks and prevent accidents in the long term.

Be prepared at all times to respond to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, as well as to minimize the potential impact of incidents should they occur.

Construct and operate facilities as well as use equipment and services in such a way that risks to people and the environment are avoided.

Provide trainings and job-specific education to all employees, supported by internal standards, procedures, and instructions.

Use energy and natural resources efficiently and promote environmental awareness among employees in such a way that harmful impacts can be minimized.

Set targets and benchmark our performance to achieve continuous improvement and ensure compliance with all applicable standards.

The management visibly and consistently supports and is responsible for the implementation of this company policy and expects all employees, contractors, and others working for and at Oiltanking Deutschland to support the implementation of these principles.

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

We see the German law on supply chain due diligence, which came into force in 2024, not only as a binding legal obligation, but also as an obvious minimum standard in terms of our responsibility towards employees, customers and suppliers. A comprehensive insight into our principles and standards is available in our Declaration of Principles.

Declaration of Principles